The father-son team at the helm of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors George and Robert Rioseco, share 50 years and a commitment to maintaining both the health and appearance of their patients' teeth. Their mission is echoed in the Frank Lloyd Wright quote on the wall of the office: "Form and function should be one, joined in spiritual union." When coupled with the zen-like décor of the office, the dentists' levels of experience keep patients at ease. Much like a brain surgeon who works at night as an anti-brain surgery lobbyist, The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry leads a double life, functioning also as a training center where dentists from around the world come to learn about the latest dental technologies.
The mingling aromas of traditional Irish dishes and modern American cuisine emanate throughout the spacious pub, and a variety of American and European sporting events flash across 16 HD TVs. Culture-commuters can taste a bit of the Emerald Isles with authentic recipes such as corned beef ($15.95), or they can opt for globe-trotting dinner dishes such as the Cajun-seasoned swordfish fiesta topped with mango salsa and a balsamic glaze ($19.95). Open-air fireplaces thaw ruddy cheeks on the pub's outdoor decks, and gullet-warming wines and cordials keep bodies purring like air conditioners.
The dental facility that is home to Dr. Robert Howard and Dr. Renee Levine can defeat nearly any problem that dares to cross the gumline. Practicing in Mamaroneck, OKU graduate Howard and Tufts graduate Levine head a staff that regards patients as family and tooth decay as a sworn enemy. Howard is a 30-year veteran clinician who has won a reputation as a conscientious cavity crusader who was named Westchester Magazine's Top Dentist four years in a row. Dr. Howard compliments his own wide-ranging treatments—including Invisalign and teeth whitening—by enlisting the talents of Dr. Renee Levine, who practices general dentistry and excels in the area of cosmetic dental transformations. A strong proponent of ongoing edudation, Levine is the founder of Western Massachusetts Young Professional Dental Study Group which promotes interdisciplinary case studies.
After earning her degree in dentistry at New York University and completing her residency, Dr. Michele Leone-Renne spent a year using her skills to treat underprivileged children in the South Bronx. These days, she continues to care for patients' teeth at her practice. Dr. Leone-Renne also helps patients to look their best with treatments such as porcelain veneers or injections of Botox.
An innovative, child-focused program pioneered in Korea, E.nopi's educational classes have enriched and enlightened curious kids for 30 years with individualized approaches that strive to understand the child’s point of view. Each class begins with a skills assessment to tailor instruction to children's strengths before launching into a fun and approachable lesson that may use learning aides such as colorful workbooks, whimsical wooden shapes, and entertaining audio CDs. New concepts are continually revisited in a variety of creative contexts to reinforce learned skills and keep ideas from taking their summer escapes to libraries in the Caribbean, and light, consistent take-home work is encouraged to keep intellectual elements flowing. Math classes stress critical thinking and problem solving to engage brainy bambinos in independent thought as they glean a better understanding of arithmetic, patterns, geometry, and more. Meanwhile, English classes streamline skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, resulting in the ability to lull parents to sleep with softly read news articles. Geared toward ages 3–14, each class is aligned to U.S. educational standards and can serve as educational enrichment, a supplement to regular schooling, or preparation for being a contestant on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
Dr. Richard Donelli and his team of dental devotees tackle the stains and plaque that keep teeth from fulfilling their pearly potential. The Zoom! process anoints incisors with a whitening gel that interacts with a special light and breaks down discoloring pigments deposited by coffee, nicotine, or running smile first into an ink storm, leaving teeth up to eight shades whiter. Patients can while away the one-hour procedure with the help of provided iPods and noise-cancelling headphones or personal televisions.